Letters received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, 3 January 1917 – 14 December 1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0000018
Collection number 3DRL/3376 2/4
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 73
Object type Letters
Physical description 189 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains 70 letters received by Field Marshal Lord Birdwood from men of various military and civilian positions between 3 January and 14 December 1917. Some of the correspondents include Field Marshal Douglas Haig, Lieutenant General Sir James Whiteside McCay, Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude, General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, Konstantin Dmitrievich Nabokov, Lieutenant General Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, Major General Sir John Gellibrand, and Brigadier General James Campbell Robertson. The majority of letters in this file are congratulatory letters sent to Birdwood when he received an award or was promoted. There are also letters pertaining to some of the Western Front battles during early 1917 involving the British 5th Division, and discussions on the situation in Russia with the Provisional Government.
The letters in this file are a mixture of private and official and include:
Letter from Field Marshal Douglas Haig to Birdwood, 3 January 1917
Letter from General Henri Joseph Eugene Gouraud to Birdwood, 5 January 1917 [written in French and includes envelope]
Letter from Lieutenant General Herbert Vaughan Cox to Birdwood, 7 January 1917
Letter from Major General William Eliot Peyton to Birdwood, 16 January 1917
Letter from Alexander Muir McGrigor to Birdwood, 18 January 1917 [includes envelope]
Letter from Major General William Eliot Peyton to Birdwood, 19 January 1917
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel John Findlay to Birdwood, 23 January 1917
Letter from Major General James Whiteside McCay to Birdwood, 26 January 1917
Letter from Lieutenant General Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer to Birdwood, 26 January 1917
Letter from Major General James Whiteside McCay to Birdwood, 3 February 1917
Letter from Lieutenant General Frederick Stanley Maude to Birdwood, 5 February 1917
Letter from Major General Newton James Moore to Birdwood, 7 February 1917
Letter from Brigade Major Walter Percy Farr to Birdwood, 12 February 1917
Letter from Major General William Eliot Peyton to Birdwood, 12 February 1917
Letter from General Maurice-Paul-Emmanuel Sarrail to Birdwood, 13 February 1917 [includes envelope]
Letter from Colonel James Gordon Legge to Birdwood, 16 February 1917
Letter from Major General William Eliot Peyton to Birdwood, 19 February 1917
Letter from Alexander Percy Davidson to Birdwood, 20 February 1917
Letter from Prince Victor Duleep Singh to Birdwood, 1 March 1917
Military envelope addressed to Birdwood, 12 March 1917
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 14 March 1917
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 17 March 1917
Letter from Major General William Eliot Peyton to Birdwood, 20 March 1917
Letter from Reginald Baliol Brett to Birdwood, 27 March 1917 [Reproduced with permission of the Master and Fellows of Churchill College Cambridge]
Letter from Lord Charles Hardinge to Birdwood, 27 March 1917
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 27 March 1917
Letter from Walter Morris to Birdwood, 27 March 1917
Letter from Admiral of the Fleet The Hon Sir Hedworth Meux to Birdwood, 29 March 1917
Letter from H P [Gough?] to Birdwood, 14 April 1917 [includes envelope]
Letter from H P [Gough?] to Birdwood, 17 April 1917
Letter from General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate to Birdwood, 2 May 1917
Letter from Lord Charles Hardinge to Birdwood, 6 May 1917
Letter from H P [Gough?] to Birdwood, 8 May 1917
Letter from William Ferguson Massey to Birdwood, 9 May 1917
Letter from Rear Admiral Cecil Fiennes Thursby to Birdwood, 14 May 1917
Letter from Lieutenant General Frederick Stanley Maude to Birdwood, 16 May 1917
Letter from Konstantin Dmitrievich Nabokov to Birdwood, 16 May 1917
Letter from Archibishop Charles Owen Leaver Riley to Birdwood, 4 June 1917
Letter from Rear Admiral Roger John Brownlow Keyes to Birdwood, 9 June 1917
Letter from Lieutenant General Herbert Vaughan Cox to Birdwood, 11 June 1917
Letter from Rear Admiral Cecil Fiennes Thursby to Birdwood, 23 June 1917
Letter from General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate to Birdwood, 5 July 1917
Letter from Joseph Austen Chamberlain to Birdwood, 20 July 1917
Letter from Lord Charles Hardinge to Birdwood, 27 July 1917
Letter from Major General Walter Howarth Greenly to Birdwood, 30 July 1917
Letter from Lieutenant General Frederick Stanley Maude to Birdwood, 5 September 1917
Letter from Brigadier General Charles Rosenthal to Birdwood, 14 October 1917
Letter from Lieutenant General Frederick Stanley Maude to Birdwood, 16 October 1917
Letter from General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate to Birdwood, 21 October 1917
Letter from Sapper Greenwald to Birdwood, November 1917
Letter from Corporal James Timothy Conmee to Birdwood, 13 November 1917
Letter from Thomas Noble Mackenzie to Birdwood, 13 November 1917
Letter from Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Cyril Mosley Wagstaff to Birdwood, 13 November 1917
Letter from Temporary Brigadier General John Gellibrand to Birdwood, 14 November 1917
Letter from Major General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs to Birdwood, 14 November 1917
Letter from Senior Chaplain Frederick James Miles to Birdwood, 14 November 1917
Letter from Konstantin Dmitrievich Nabokov to Birdwood, 14 November 1917
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Francis Michael O'Donnell to Birdwood, 14 November 1917
Letter from Major Richard Francis Fitzgerald to Birdwood, 15 November 1917
Letter from J W Kerr to Birdwood, 17 November 1917
Letter from Countess Gabriel de Mun to Birdwood, 22 November 1917
Letter from Brevet Lieutenant Colonel James Campbell Robertson to Birdwood, 23 November 1917
Letter from Stephen [Windfrey?] to Birdwood, 23 November 1917
Letter from Robert Rowell to Birdwood, 24 November 1917
Letter from Private Harold Jackson to Birdwood, 25 November 1917
Letter from Colonel Courtenay Clarke Manifold to Birdwood, 28 November 1917
Letter from Sir William Bull MP to Birdwood, 6 December 1917
Letter from [indecipherable name] to Birdwood, 8 December 1917
Letter from Sir Walter Edward Davidson to Birdwood, 8 December 1917
Letter from Le General Maurice Camille Bailloud to Birdwood, 14 December 1917 [written in French and includes calling card]